Konalai North

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Latitude 10.98
Longitude 78.77

350 Served

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The village of Konali north is located 1 kilometer west from the Chennai National Highway 30 kilometers away from the Trichirapalli Junction. There are 80 houses with 350 people in the area. The villagers don’t have immediate access to medical, dental or vision care within their reach. They travel to the cities to to  shop, buy medicine and access health care. The only transport is government provided bus available once every two hours. The major income source is from daily wages from field work. Some of the men in the families take up driving professions.

At present, the only water source is government provided tap water, which is only usable for washing and bathing. The water storage tank is not clean and saline. The water runs to the community just half an hour in the morning only. How ever further down the water line the villagers live, they will receive less water. Actual availability time is much less. In addition to this, when the electricity is out, there is no water supply through the public tap. The villagers have to walk more than half kilometer to bring drinking water from where there is water available. A deep bore well with hand pump could serve this community with safe and protected drinking water all through the day.

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03/24/2011: Konalai North Well is Complete

Our implementing partner reports…

There were over 100 men, women and children attending this dedication and the excitement level was really high and we spent quite a bit of time sharing God’s love with the people and encouraging them to grow in their faith and work towards serving those in surrounding areas with acts of love and compassion.  Thanks to the generosity of The Water Project these people are enjoying a hand pump bore well which will supply the drinking water needs for those in this community.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Konalai Village North
ProjectID: 827
Install Date:  02/28/2011


Country Details


Population: 1.16 Billion
Lacking clean water: 11%
Below poverty line: 25%
Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Life Expectancy: 69 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths per 1000 live births

Partner Profile

Wells for Life® is seeking to address the problem in India one well
at a time, and to do so from a holistic perspective by first addressing
the physical needs of the individual and then their community. We are
seeking to accomplish this task through forming partnerships with other
organizations that share the same passion we do for meeting one of the
most basic needs: the need for water.

Wells for Life® continues to receive requests for water wells in
different rural villages and communities throughout India. It is our
vision to meet every viable request presented to us, and to do it in a
sustainable way with lasting impact. We seek to carry out our projects
with the wholehearted participation of the receiving community and to
work with the community. Taking ownership of the well project, they
will keep it a life giving source of water for years to come.

With each of our projects we utilize the expertise of Indian
professionals trained in engineering, hydrogeology, and construction as
well gain the help of the receiving community to carry out the project.
Furthermore, it is our goal to establish the location of each project
on property that will afford equal access to all those within the
village or community, regardless of one's faith or caste.

Finally, it is our hope that each project initiated will bring immediate relief and be a building block for future projects for all those we are in partnership with.